Jim Woest Ph.D.

Chief Academic Officer

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  • Ph.D., Management, Claremont Graduate University
  • MBA, California State University at Dominguez Hills
  • B.S., Industrial Engineering, California State Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo


1969-1973:  Facilities engineer, North American Rockwell

1973-1982:  Production engineer, materials manager, McGaw Laboratories

1982-1991: Manufacturing plant manager, Allergan Pharmaceuticals

1991-1993:  Executive vice president, CIMCO

1994-1996:  Director of Advancement, Pacific Christian College

1996-2010:  Business professor, Pacific Christian College/Hope International University

2010-2014:  Dean, College of Business and Management, Hope International University

2014-2018:  Blissfully retired

2018-2019:  Interim Dean, College of Business and Management, Hope International University

2019-present: Chief Academic Officer, Hope International University


  • Servant Leadership and Ethics
  • Business Policy and Strategy
  • Leadership Skills
  • Principles of Management
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Statistics for Management
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Business Ethics
  • Management of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Current Issues in Management


  • Strategic management
  • Faith and business, business ethics
  • Leadership and management


My wife Sandi and I have two grown children and four grandchildren, all close by, so family is a central interest and consumer of my time.  I read incessantly, especially history, politics, biblical studies, science fiction/fantasy and mysteries.  I volunteer with a couple of organizations that work to either prevent or overcome homelessness, and I enjoy woodworking when I can find the time.